Agenda

Agenda

PLEASE NOTE: The times below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Monday, June 24

8:30am

Leadership Breakfast (invite only) (8:30am - 10:00am)

This is an invitation-only event. Adding this session to your calendar, does not guarantee admission.

An exclusive private breakfast for senior media executives in CEE.

10:00am

Registration Lobby Level - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Market Floor/Meeting Suites (10:00am - 6:00pm)

Market Floor/Meeting Suites

10:55am

Opening Remarks (10:55am - 11:00am)

IC Ballroom III

Featuring:

Claire Macdonald

SVP, Executive Director

NATPE

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11:00am

KEYNOTE: KunHee Park - CEO, KOCOWA (11:00am - 11:30am)

Sponsored by:

IC Ballroom III

Join us for a special keynote presentation with the CEO of KOCOWA/wavve Americas as he discusses the recent expansion of KOCOWA+, the Korean Entertainment streaming platform into Europe and Oceania. He’ll share insights into the platform’s growth, successes, content offerings, and its potential impact on the European & global entertainment landscape.

Featuring:

KunHee Park

CEO

KOCOWA/wavve Americas

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12:00pm

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Alexander Rodnyanksy (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Sponsored by:

IC Ballroom III

Join us for an intimate and revealing one-on-one conversation session with Alexander Rodnyansky, an acclaimed producer and director who was forced to flee Russia in 2022 after speaking out agains the war in Ukraine. This session will zero in on the burgeoning opportunities between Hollywood and Central Eastern Europe, highlighting how creatives can leverage these connections. Alexander will also explain why he is compelled to bring to life stories rooted in truth in today’s globalized entertainment industry.

Featuring:

Interviewer

Chiara Duranti

Managing Director/Founder

Formatbiz

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Alexander Rodnyansky

Producer/Director

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12:30pm
2:00pm

PANEL: CEE's Unscripted Outlook: What Buyers and Audiences Want (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

Sponsored by:

IC Ballroom III

The range of non-fiction content appealing to audiences in Central and Eastern Europe is wide -- from blue-chip docs to fun formats, and from specialist factual to lighter lifestyle fare. Here, you'll get the buyers' perspective on audience viewing and content trends within the region, as well as practical info on how to partner with them.

Featuring:

László Gáspár

Head of Infotainment Portfolio

AMC Networks Central Europe Kft.

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Agnieszka Kubiak

Head of Content Development and Creative

A+E Networks CEE

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Lisette Schlippe

Commissioning Editor

INSIGHT TV

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Moderating:


Manori Ravindran

London Correspondent

The Ankler

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3:00pm

CONTENT SHOWCASE: A+E Media Group (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by:

IC Ballroom III

Escape with us for an hour of great content. Get a sneak peek of A+E’s hottest new shows and be the first to know what’s coming.

Featuring:

Presenter

Maria Sorescu

Manager, International Content Distribution, CEE and Greece

A+E Networks

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5:00pm

KEYNOTE: CEE Breakout Hits (5:00pm - 5:45pm)

IC Ballroom III

Every year, the CEETV team, led by Georgi R. Chakarov, sums up the past TV season by picking the most successful premieres across the CEE region. Georgi will once again present the CEE Breakout Hits of the year to the NATPE Budapest attendees, focusing on the factors for the success of the new hits and how those could affect the programming strategies and acquisition policies of broadcasters in their respective markets moving forward.

Featuring:

Georgi Chakarov

President & CEO

TVBIZZ Group

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6:00pm

Opening Night Party, featuring a special welcome & trailers from United Content HUB (6:00pm - 7:00pm)

Sponsored by:

ARZ Restaurant & Corso Bar

Tuesday, June 25

8:30am

Meet An Expert (Networking Breakfast) (8:30am - 9:30am)

ARZ Restaurant & Corso Bar

Advance sign-up is required.

These 60-minute sessions are informal affairs designed to connect delegates with executives in a small-group setting. These sessions are not about pitching. They are opportunities to network, discuss trends and spark potential partnerships. Complimentary breakfast will be provided.

Sign-ups open Tuesday June 4 at 3:00 pm CEST and close Friday June 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm CEST.

Featuring:

Table host

Bianka Balázs

Head of Content Acquisitions

RTL Hungary

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Table host

Laszlo Fulop

Acquisition and Contract Manager

AMC Networks Central Europe

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Table host

Dumitru Misin

Director of Programming and Acquisitions

Jurnal TV

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Table host

Lisette Schlippe

Commissioning Editor

INSIGHT TV

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Table host

Panayiota Spanou

Director of Entertainment - ANT1 TV

Antenna Group

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Table host

Sasha Tkachenko

General Producer

Novy TV

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10:00am

Registration Lobby Level - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Market Floor/Meeting Suites (10:00am - 6:00pm)

Market Floor/Meeting Suites

PRESENTATION: Eye on CEE (10:00am - 10:30am)

IC Ballroom III

This special presentation highlights Plum Research's expertise in streaming across various dimensions and sets the stage for a deep dive into current trends and dynamics in the CEE region.

Featuring:

Presenter

Jonathan Broughton

Research Director

Plum Research

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10:45am

PANEL: Formatting Success: Taking 'the Floor' And 'the 1% Club' Across Europe (10:45am - 11:30am)

Sponsored by:

IC Ballroom III

With multiple local adaptations around the world, Talpa Studios' The Floor and The 1% Club from Magnum Media and BBC Studios are two of the hottest new formats on the air today. Here, studio executives and European commissioners behind each format will take a deep dive into how they adapted the shows for their territories, and the strategies behind making the formats "can't-miss"  viewing for their audiences.

Featuring:

Andre Renaud

SVP, Global Formats:

BBC Studios

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Sasha Tkachenko

General Producer

Novy TV

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Sebastian van Barneveld

Director, Global Distribution

Talpa Studios

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Moderating:


Chiara Duranti

Managing Director/Founder

Formatbiz

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11:45am

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Kim Poder, Antenna Group (11:45am - 12:15pm)

IC Ballroom III

Join us for an intimate Fireside Chat with Kim Poder, Group Chief Operating Officer of Antenna Group where he will share some of the insights, strategies and innovations that have solidified Antenna Group's position as a pioneer in the region.

This discussion will explore the intricate balance between FTA, Pay TV, OTT and radio with emphasis on the group's assets across platforms, plus highlight the ambitious digital expansion, plans and strategic investments on the horizon for the media powerhouse.


Featuring:

Kim Poder

Group Chief Operating Officer

Antenna Group

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Interviewer

Manori Ravindran

London Correspondent

The Ankler

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2:00pm

PANEL: CEO Insights from CEE (2:00pm - 2:40pm)

IC Ballroom III

In this session C-level executives from leading broadcasters across Central and Eastern Europe come together for an insightful discussion around the trends, challenges, and innovations shaping the region's media landscape with particular focus on the health of Linear TV & investment in local content.

Featuring:

Ralf Bartoleit

CEO

bTV Media Group

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Stella Litou

CEO

Pro Plus and RTL Croatia

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Pavel Stantchev

CEO of TV2 Media Group Hungary and Planet TV Group Slovenia

TV2 Media Csoport Zrt

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Moderating:


Stewart Clarke

SVP Content, International

Deadline

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3:00pm

COMPETITION: Pitch & Play LIVE! (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by:

IC Ballroom III

NATPE Budapest’s signature competition will once again showcase the CEE region’s best new original format concepts with international potential. Come and watch this year’s three finalists pitch their projects live on our main stage—it’s always a fun and easy way to discover some promising content looking for partners and investment.

We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for this year’s Pitch & Play LIVE competition are:

Celebrity Teacher (Siyah Sekiz Medya, Turkey)⁠
Chef Talent (Salt&Pepper, Bulgaria)⁠
Love Always Wins (TV3 Group, Estonia)⁠


Featuring:

Judge

Avi Armoza

CEO

Armoza Formats

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Selection Committee

Georgi Chakarov

President & CEO

TVBIZZ Group

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Judge

Nick Christoforou

Chief Content Officer

Antenna Group

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Selection Committee

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Senior Producer

NATPE

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Host

Stanislav Kimchev

SVP, Global Sales

CEETV

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Selection Committee

Agnes Mbye

Senior Sales Manager, Formats

Passion Distribution

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Selection Committee

Amos Neumann

CEO

Amos Neumann Consulting, Strategy and Management

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Judge

Ben Packwood

VP (Eastern & Central Europe – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary)

All3Media International

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Selection Committee

Vasha Wallace

EVP, Global Acquisitions & Development

Fremantle Media Limited

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4:30pm

CONTENT SHOWCASE: ZDF Studios (4:30pm - 5:30pm)

Sponsored by:

IC Ballroom III

Get ready for an hour of captivating content that will ignite your curiosity and leave you wanting more! And of course, no screening is complete without popcorn and beverages—come enjoy both while you experience our award-winning lineup firsthand. Don’t miss out on this delightful event.

Featuring:

Presenter

Mirela Nastase

Director Drama

ZDF Studios GmbH

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8:15pm

World-famous boat party - Vigadó Square Dock 5 (8:15pm - 11:30pm)

Join us for an open bar and after dinner cocktails on the Danube.

WEAR YOUR BADGE! Your event name badge is your ticket to get on to the boat! The boat party is for registered event attendees only; additional guests will not be admitted.

Boarding time: 8:15pm
Departure: 8:45pm sharp
Cruising time on the water: 8:45pm - 10:30pm
Venue: Európa Boat - Vigadó Square Dock 5

Please note that the boat is leaving the dock at 8:45pm sharp and coming back at 10:30pm, and you will need your NATPE Budapest badge to board.

Wednesday, June 26

10:00am

Registration Lobby Level - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Market Floor/Meeting Suites (10:00am - 6:00pm)

Market Floor/Meeting Suites

11:00am

CONTENT SHOWCASE: Antenna Studios (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by:

IC Ballroom III

Shake off the boat party and join us for an unforgettable morning of suspense, drama, and treats with Antenna Studios! We are very excited to invite you to a special screening and Q&A featuring two of Antenna's most captivating series: "The Witch" and "Soul Daughters".

Engage with the brilliant minds behind these extraordinary series in an exclusive Q&A session featuring:

• Nick Christoforou, Chief Content Officer Antenna Group
• Lefteris Charitos, Director of "The Witch"
• Irene Souganidou, Producer of "Soul Daughters"
• Frosso Ralli, Creative Director of "Soul Daughters"

Delicious Greek delights will be served alongside tea & coffee.

Featuring:

Presenter

George Levendis

Managing Director

Antenna Group

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2:00pm

PANEL: Everyone Wants To Be A Millionaire – 25 Years Of The Format (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

IC Ballroom III

From the first question to the final answer, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? took the gameshow world by storm when it first debuted. Over a quarter of a century later, how do you keep the format fresh? Laura St Clair (SVP, International Formats, Sony Pictures Television) speaks to the challenges, opportunities, and enduring popularity of the format, and is joined by a panel who for decades have brought the phenomenon to the homes of millions of viewers across CEE.

Featuring:

Laura St. Clair

SVP, International Formats

Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Hubert Urbański

Actor, Journalist & TV Presenter

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Matthew Worthy

CEO & Co-Founder

Stellify Media

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Moderating:


Clare Thompson

Non-Executive Director

K7 Media Ltd

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3:00pm

PANEL: Driving Efficiency through Partnerships (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

Sponsored by:

IC Ballroom III

In this panel discussion we examine the nuances of collaborative partnerships, exploring various models that extend beyond traditional co-production. We will highlight the diverse strategies and keys to successful partnerships with focus on the financial advantages and the range of opportunities available.


Featuring:

Ákos Erdos

Chief Executive Officer

Paprika Studios Group

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Sophie Ferron

President

GRB Media Ranch

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Rodrigo Nascimento

Head of International Business for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Globo

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Moderating:


Oben Budak

Editor in Chief

Episode Magazine

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4:00pm

CONTENT SHOWCASE: GoQuest Media (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

IC Ballroom III

Join us for an exclusive screening of Kuma (The Other Wife), showcasing the industry's first Indian-Latin American collaboration for a Turkish series, followed by insights on our inaugural co-production and future plans.

Featuring:

Presenter

Mikaela Perez

Sales- LATAM, Spain and US Hispanic

GoQuest Media

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Presenter

Ofelya Tovmasyan

SALES - CEE, CIS & WESTERN EUROPE

GoQuest Media

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Thursday, June 27

9:45am
10:00am

Market Floor/Meeting Suites (10:00am - 1:00pm)

Market Floor/Meeting Suites

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